Graphic novelist Jorge Aguirre will present his newest book for kids, Dragons Beware!, on Monday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m.
In Dragons Beware!, author Aguirre and illustrator Rafael Rosado continue the tale they begin in Giants Beware!, which focused on a trio of characters: feisty Claudette, who is ready to take on any foe; her younger brother Gaston, a culinary prodigy; and Princess Marie, who is a master negotiator. In their first adventure, the trio defeated the Baby-Feet Eating Giant; now they face the task of confronting a deadly dragon who has eaten the sword needed to defeat an evil wizard. Kirkus Review said of Dragons Beware!: "This rowdy adventure is sure to be a crowd pleaser."
At our program, Aguirre will read from Dragons Beware! and talk about how he came to write graphic novels for kids. Politics & Prose will sell copies of the books, but no purchase is required to attend this fun program, which is great for kids in elementary and middle school and their parents.
Knudson is also the author of the YA novel Evil Librarian, which won the 2015 Sid Fleischman Humor Award.
Matt Phelan has won numerous awards including 2010 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. He also illustrated the 2007 Newbery Medal winner, The Higher Power of Lucky. Take a studio tour.
Dave Barry introduces his new book The Worst Class Trip Ever tonight 5/6 7:30 in the auditorium next door. More information.
Join us at 7 pm on May 5 for Bedtime Stories. The theme is Superheroes!
Wear your PJs and bring your teddy bear or other stuffed animal as we read some stories and sing some songs.
Afterward, we will decorate simple masks and enjoy superhero scratch art.
Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups.
Registration is optional, but allows us to notify you of schedule changes.
Our next Caldecott Club will take place Monday May 11 at 7 p.m. Please join us then for our fun family book club at which we read and discuss some great new picture books. All ages are welcome, no registration required, and lemonade and cookies are always served!